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Delicious Detox 2016

Delicious Detox 2016

The Delicious Detox returns! After a hiatus, that’s seen me travelling about all over the place DJing and singing, the delicious detox returns – by popular demand!!   Throughout the time with my focus on my music, I’ve continued creating recipes, and posting them to […]

Lamb and halloumi kebabs

Lamb and halloumi kebabs

I was at a friend’s house for dinner just last week, and she served me this dish. Upon complimenting her on it she reminded me it was one of mine! I’d completely forgotten about it, but I decided to take a quick snap of it, […]

All-new wake-up chocolate cup

All-new wake-up chocolate cup

photo-32I love chocolate. The food of the gods, indeed. This is a recipe I’ve played with a lot over the last few years and have adapted in recent times.

It used to feature agave nectar, but I wanted to find a version that tasted great without any sugars that weren’t naturally occurring so that I can enjoy a guilt-free chocolate hit any time of day.

With a little trial and error, here it is.

It’s full of good fats & protein from the avocado, mood-boosting cacao (the unprocessed version of cocoa powder), vitamin-rich strawberries and banana. I have included Maca powder *(see note below) in this recipe.

I admit, I have had a hard time convincing the kids to love it. At five and seven, they are no longer easily duped into eating new flavours without a full briefing and warning beforehand! I have more success with the fruit smoothies and milkshakes. They tried this chocoolate cup and apparently the result doesn’t taste like chocolate.

I beg to differ – it’s rich, creamy, and chocolatey. So in this case, I’m happy with it didn’t pass the taste test – all the more for me!

Ingredients (serves 2 in small cups)
1/2 Large banana
1/2 Avocado
1 Dessert spoon raw cacao powerd
1 Dessert spoon maca powder
6 Strawberries (2, sliced, to serve)
Splash Almond milk
Splash water
Sprinkle of cacao nibs

You may like to add a handful of spinach for a vitamin boost. It turns it a more muddy brown but the taste remains the same!

Method
Put everything but the strawberries for serving and cacao nibs into your blender, blend until smooth. Serve in a cup, topped with strawberries & a sprinkling of cacao nibs.

I’ve enjoyed this as protein-rich start to the day, but it would be just as good as a delicious fatburning, nutritious dessert.

Til next time,
Sophie x

* Maca powder is derived from Peru – from a root vegetable belonging to the radish family. It is said to have benefits such as improving sexual function and helping to maintain a healthy hormone balance – with claims that it can even help with PMS. It appears that there have been some studies about it – but nothing concrete. I’m giving it a whirl to see whether it makes any difference to me, but I would recommend research and drawing your own conclusions as to whether you’d like to include it in your daily nutriton.

Warm early Spring quinoa salad

Warm early Spring quinoa salad

Spring keeps showing it’s tells – the flashes of colour from flowers, warm sun in sheltered spots, and yet, and yet – it’s still teasing us. When it comes to eating healthful meals, I know I’m not quite ready for salad season to begin. I […]

Winter-warming black bean soup

Winter-warming black bean soup

It’s cold, but beautiful outside and for me, nothing beats a soup to warm the heart and soul, and keep the body nourished and sustained. Yesterday, I made a super-quick, protein-rich, cheap soup – serves two. I forgot to take pics, but I will endeavour […]

Scallops on basilled avocado

Scallops on basilled avocado

 

 

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After a visit to town to visit Mr Fish, we fancied a snack to tide us over ’til dinner time. Cue a little rustling of ingredients in the fridge, and a delicious snack was born! Full of protein, it’s satisfying, and sustaining, and perfect for a leisurely Saturday afternoon.

Ingredients:
(Serves 2 as a snack
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8 scallops from the fishmonger, roe on (or off if you really don’t like it)
1 clove garlic, crushed
Butter
1 avocado
Handful basil leaves, chopped
Pinch salt, crack of pepper
Squeeze lime

Method:

Rinse the scallops.

Heat the butter in a pan until it foams on a low-moderate heat. Adding garlic and scallops and cook until golden on both sides.

Meanwhile, mash the avocado, and mix with the basil & seasoning. We chose to mash roughly, but I think it would also be delicious whizzed ’til smooth in the blender.

Place half the avocado on the plate, top with half the scallops, and serve immediately, with a squeeze of lime.

Goats cheese and fennel omelette

Goats cheese and fennel omelette

A fabulous quick lunch which will keep you full well into the afternoon. Serves 1 Ingredients 1 desert spoon coconut oil 2 eggs, whisked (with a splash of milk and salt & pepper) Small handful broccoli, cut into small (1-2 cm florets) Small handful fresh […]

The Fitness Boutique in the press

The Fitness Boutique in the press

It’s been a busy January for us at The Fitness Boutique. A spectacular January detox saw fabulous results from weightloss to increased energy, reduced irritability and glowing skin. The healthy cookery demo at the glorious Anglia Factors showroom was a huge success, too, so a […]

Come and taste some scrum my food Wed 23rd

Come and taste some scrum my food Wed 23rd

It’s easy to prepare, delicious, and great for your waistline.

Why not pop down to Anglia Factors in Martlesham (just up the road form Play2Day) Wednesday 23rd Jan for a free tasting and cookery demo. It starts at 6.45pm and will run for a couple of hours and will feature meat, fish & veg dishes which you can mix n match to create a selection of delicious family meals which you can also impress your friends with!

With an informal atmosphere and the opportunity to ask me some questions about healthy eating, it’s a great way to spend a cold January evening!

Look forward to seeing you there!

Sophiex

Classes running as usual 22nd Jan!

Classes running as usual 22nd Jan!

Just a quick note to let you know that classes are running at Ufford Park as usual tonight at 6.45pm (Swing Me Fit), and 8pm (Burn It Up). The roads are pretty clear and there’s no snow forecast, so hope to see you later for […]